3 Tips to Fight Holiday Weight Gain

Holidays are the best! a Time to relax, a Time to recover and a Time to enjoy family. How do we combat the weight gain that goes with all the fun? Here’s my top 3 Tips.

1. Stay away from ALL beverages- Liquid calories are the worse, they’re either filled with Alcohol or sugar and they don’t fill you up. You can easily drink a 1000 calories of alcohol and sugar over a Thanksgiving weekend. Alcohol is worse than sugar and sugar is horrible for weight gain but alcohol is a poison to your body and shuts down all good processes while your body tries to get it out of your system. Your testosterone lowers, your bodies ability to build muscle and burn fat slows way down and for 3 days afterwards your recovering, not worth it in my books.

2. Get a BIG workout in before the BIG FEED- If you know there’s one dinner that is going to be ‘the’ dinner of the weekend then you need to get your metabolism revving and your muscles hungry to take on more food. An hour or two before dinner try this workout out at home.

Set a clock for 30 mins:
min 0-10 – Does as many rounds as possible of
20 Lunges
15 Pushups
20 Situps
min 11-20 – Does as many rounds as possible of
20 Squats
15 Burpees
20 Jumping Jacks
min 21-30 – Does as many rounds as possible of
10 Lunges
10 Pushups
10 Situps
10 Squats
10 Burpees
10 Jumping Jacks

Enjoy your dinner

3. Eat 3 Plates of Food- Say What? haha here’s the plan,

1st Plate- All green salads, sit take your time and enjoy conversation
2nd Plate- Half the plate is Protein(turkey,ham), Half the Plate is Carbs(Potatoes,Stuffing)
3rd Plate- Pick your Favourite dessert and savour the moment

It’s all about the Game Plan, and if you can stick to it you won’t gain anything but maybe a little water weight from the salt & food volume!